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For me, a surefire way to get myself to exercise is to go through the motions of getting ready to exercise. I go to the gym, I put on my headband, and I walk into the exercise area. There have been times when I really didn't feel like exercising, but I forced myself to just show up. When I've used this trick, I normally feel so awkward leaving after all that, I end up working out. It's the bees knees. It's also your Daily Mind Game.
Task: Go through the routine of preparing to exercise.
Info: This is the Week of Self-Control, so if you control yourself enough to go through your normal pre-exercise routine, you win today's game. You don't have to work out if you don't want to, but see what happens. I bet you end up exercising. Also, this game doesn't only apply if you go to a gym. For example, if you are a runner, put on your shoes and gear and step outside. Don't have an exercise routine? Make one up, yo!
Goal: Determine if a "show up" routine is an effective way to get yourself to exercise.
Well, did it work for you? Stop back after you're done and post your thoughts in the comments...